#MOTD: Silver Smokey Eye

Happy November all! I figured with a new month comes new things: perhaps a make up tutorial?

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As always, I start with a primer. The Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer is just alright on my skin. I have found that it makes my face too slick which is always dangerous when you have oily skin.
I usually double up on my under eye concealer because my under eyes are usually quite dark. I used Rimmel Match Perfection and the Brightener Maybelline Instant Age Rewind.

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As my foundation, I buffed some L’orèal True Match on. This was the third or fourth time I have used this and I can pretty safely say I am in love. So far, it trumps my Revlon ColorStay foundation for combination/oily skin purely based on consistency and lasting power. It also is a really great match for my skin tone.
For concealer, I am using the Dermablend Ultra Corrective Foundation Creme-Stick. I find it covers my acne the best for longest but it is too thick for my whole face so I use it to conceal. Check out Melanie Murphy’s video on acne coverage with this foundation if you wanna know more.

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Finally, onto the main attraction. For this look, I am using mainly the Pixi Mesmerizing Mineral palette in Silver Sky which I am a bit obsessed with. I saw it in their Instagram and fell head over heels with the blue. However, we aren’t using that today.
I prime my eyes with the BH Cosmetics Crystal Waterproof Eye Crayon. I love this thing. It gives any shadow a shimmer boost.

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Starting on the outter corner, I patted some of the purple toned shadow.
On the remainder of the lid, I put the light silver colour.
On the inner corner, I added a tiny bit of the shimmery white shadow.
Lastly, through the crease, I put a bit more purple mixed with the dark silver taupe.
To match, I put Annabelle’s Smudge Liner in Armour and a little bit of MAC’s Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Bordeaxline on the water line. I smudged it out slightly with the darker silver from the palette.

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Of course, you can stop here but I added Jesse’s Girl black liquid liner for extra umf.

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My mascara of choice is still Urban Decay Perversion at the moment. It’s still going strong and I use it just about every day.
On to the brows, I use the amazing Annabelle Skinny Brow Liner in Universal Medium. A perfect match.

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To finish off my face, I used some Rockateur blush, Mary-Lou Manizer highlight, Annabelle Stay Sharp lip liner in Java** and Annabelle Twist Up lipstick in Romance**.

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I really like this look. I feel like it’s glamorous but not overly bold since it’s using relatively neutral shades.

What shadows have you been loving lately?

Do you enjoy make up tutorials like this?

Til next time, ttfn x

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